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Panagiota Peristeraki

Panagiota Peristeraki

Research Associate

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Short CV

  • PhD in Marine Biology, Biology Department, University of Crete (2020)
  • BSc in Biology, School of Biology, University of Athens (1985)

Her PhD thesis was on and fisheries of demersal megafauna species.

During 1987-2002, she has held a position as a research associate in IMBC and the University of Crete. Since 2003, she holds a position as a research associate in the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of HCMR.

She has participated in more that forty national and international research projects concerning fishery biology and dynamics of large pelagic and demersal species, in a few of them as a scientific responsible. She is the national coordinator of the Mediterranean International Trawl Survey (MEDITS), and the scientific responsible for the large pelagic tagging campaign in Greece (conventional and satellite electronic tagging). She regularly participates in the working groups of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). She is a member of the MEDITS Steering Committee.

Her research interests include fishery biology, dynamics and management of large pelagic, demersal and invasive fish species, as well as experimental fishing surveys and fish tagging methods. She has participated in the organizing Committee of several international Symposia and Workshops. She has contributed a PhD thesis, 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 8 book chapters, as well as more than 80 other publications (i.e. conference proceedings, special publications, newspaper and magazine articles) and co-authored 45 technical reports.

She was the first to identify and report the presence of the highly toxic invasive fish Lagocephalussceleratus in Greece and participated in the campaign for raising public awareness on this issue.

She has succeeded to tag small juvenile swordfish with mini satellite tags for the first time.
She is on regular contact with fishermen, the public, as well as fisheries and port authorities for fish & fisheries issues.

Indicative Publications

  • Peristeraki P., Bitetto I., Carbonara P., Carlucci R., Certain G., De Carlo F., Gristina M., Kamidis N., Pesci P., Stagioni M., Valls M., Tserpes G. 2019. Investigation of spatiotemporal patterns in mean temperature and mean trophic level of MEDITS survey catches in the Mediterranean Sea. Sci. Mar.  https://doi. org/10.3989/scimar.04835.12A
  • Tzanatos E., Georgiadis M., Peristeraki P. 2020. Small-Scale Fisheries in Greece: Status, Problems, and Management. In: Pascual-Fernandez J., Pita C., Bavinck M. (Eds.). Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: Status, resilience and governance. Springer, MARE Publication Series. Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: Status, Resilience and Governance pp 125-150
  • Peristeraki, 2020. Patterns and trends of demersal communities in the Greek seas. PhD Thesis, Biology Department, University of Crete. https://www.didaktorika.gr/eadd/handle/10442/48386
  • Peristeraki P., Tserpes G., Kavadas S., Kallianiotis A., Stergiou K. I. 2019. The effect of bottom trawl fishery on biomass variations of demersal chondrichthyes in the eastern Mediterranean. Fisheries Research 221 (2020) 105367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105367
  • Kiparissis S., Tsaparis D., Peristeraki P., Giannakaki A., Kosoglou G., Metaxakis M., Tserpes G. 2020. The yellowstripe barracuda Sphyraenachrysotaenia (Kluzinger, 1884) in Crete (GSA 23, eastern Mediterranean): first genetically verified records and highlighted issues on the lessepsianbarracudas nomenclature ambiguities. BioInvasions Records 9(4): 814–826, https://doi.org/10. 3391/bir.2020.9.4.15
  • Somarakis S. (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5711-9756), Giannoulaki M., Markakis K., Tsiaras K., Schismenou E., Peristeraki P. 2021. Ovarian dynamics, batch fecundity and spawning phenology of the lessepsian migrant EtrumeusgolaniiDiBattista, Randall & Bowen, 2012 (Clupeidae: Dussumieriinae). DOI: https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.27099
  • Hatzonikolakis Y., Tsiaras K., Tserpes G., Somarakis S., St. John M. A., Peristeraki P., Raitsos D. E., Triantafyllou G. 2021. Investigating growth and reproduction of the Mediterranean swordfish Xiphias gladius through a full life cycle bioenergetics model. Mar.Ecol.Prog.Ser. Vol. 680: 51–77 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13861
  • Christidis G., Mandalakis M., Anastasiou T., Tserpes G., Peristeraki P., Somarakis S. 2021. Keeping Lagocephalussceleratus off the Table: Sources of Variation in the Quantity of TTX, TTX Analogues, and Risk of Tetrodotoxication. Toxins 2021, 13, 896. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13120896
  • Peristeraki P., Tserpes G., Lampadariou N., Stergiou K.I. 2017. Comparing demersal megafaunal species diversity along the depth gradient within the South Aegean and Cretan Seas (Eastern Mediterranean). PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184241. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184241
  • Kiparissis S., Peristeraki P., Tampakakis K., Kosoglou I., Doudoumis V. and Batargias C. 2018. Range expansion of a restricted lessepsian: westbound expansion breakthrough of Lagocephalusspadiceus (Richardson, 1844) (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontidae). BioInvasions Records Volume 7, Issue 2: 197–203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3391/bir.2018.7.2.13
  • Ceyhan T., Tserpes G., Akyol O., Peristeraki P. 2018. The effect of the lunar phase on the catch per unit effort (CPUE) of the Turkish swordfish longline fishery in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 48 (3): 213–219.
  • Marandel F., Lorance P., Andrello M., Cannas R., Diez G., Figueiredo I., Follesa C., Charrier G., Jadaud A., Johnston G., Peristeraki P., Corrado P., Pinho M., Le Cam S., Sartini M., Stéphan E., Vérin Y., Trenkel V. 2018. What insight can be gained from genetic and demographic connectivity for the management of rays and skates? ICES CM 2018/K
  • García-Ruiz C., Hidalgo M., Carpentieri P., Fernandez-Arcaya U., Gaudio P., González M., Jadaud A., Mulas A., Peristeraki P., Rueda J. L., Vitale S., D’Onghia G. 2019. Spatio-temporal patterns of macrourid fish species in the northern Mediterranean Sea. In: Mediterranean demersal resources and ecosystems: 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds). Scientia Marina. DOI : 10.3989/scimar.04889.11A
  • Quetglas A., Valls M., Capezzuto F., Casciaro L., Cuccu D., González M., Ikica Z., KrstulovićŠifner S., Lauria V., Lefkaditou E., Peristeraki P., Piccinetti C., Vidoris P., Keller S. 2019. Long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of cephalopod assemblages in the Mediterranean Sea. Sci. Mar. 83S1: 000-000. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04841.20A
  • . Moullec F., Velez L., Verley P., Barrier N., Ulses C., Carbonara P., Esteban A., Follesa C., Gristina M., Jadaud A., Ligas A., López Díaz E., Maiorano P., Peristeraki P., Spedicato M. T., Thasitis I., Valls M., Guilhaumon F., Shin Y-J. 2019. Catching the big picture of the Mediterranean Sea biodiversity with an end-to-end model of climate and fishing impacts. Progress in Oceanography. DOI
  • doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/593822
  • Mérigot B.  , Gaertner J-C., Brind’Amour A., Carbonara P., Esteban A., Garcia-Ruiz C., Gristina M., Imzilen T., Jadaud A., Joksimovic A., Kavadas S., Kolitari J., Maina I., Maiorano P., Manfredi C., Micallef R., Peristeraki P., Relini G., Sbrana M., Spedicato M. T., Thasitis I., Vittori S., Vrgoc N. 2019. Stability of the relationships among demersal fish assemblages and environmental-trawling drivers at large spatio-temporal scales in the northern Mediterranean Sea. In: Mediterranean demersal resources and ecosystems: 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys. M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds). Sci. Mar. 83S1. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04954.30A
  • Farriols M. T., Ordines F., Carbonara P., Casciaro L., Di Lorenzo M., Esteban A., Follesa C., García-Ruiz C., Isajlovic I., Jadaud A., Ligas A., Manfredi C., Marceta B., Peristeraki P., Vrgoc N., Massutí E. 2019. Spatio-temporal trends in diversity of demersal fish assemblages in the Mediterranean. In: Mediterranean demersal resources and ecosystems: 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys, M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds) Scientia Marina 83S1. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04977.13A
  • Sion L., Zupa W., Calculli C., Garofalo G., Hidalgo M. , Jadaud A., Lefkaditou E., Ligas A., Peristeraki P., Bitetto I., Capezzuto F., Carlucci R., Esteban A., Follesa C., Guijarro B., Ikica Z., Isajlovic I., Lembo G., Manfredi C., Pérez J. L., Porcu C., Thasitis I., Tserpes G., Carbonara P. 2019. Spatial distribution pattern of European hake, Merluccius merluccius (Pisces: Merlucciidae), in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina,  “ 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys”, M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds). DOI : 10.3989/scimar.04988.12ª
  • Barcala E.,. Bellido J. M, Bellodi A., Carbonara P., Carlucci R., Casciaro L., Esteban A., Jadaud A., Massaro A., Peristaki P., Meléndez M. J., Pérez Gil J. L., Salmerón F., Pennino M. G. 2019. Spatio-temporal variability in the distribution pattern of anglerfish species in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, “ 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys”, M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds). DOI : 10.3989/scimar.04966.11A
  • Carbonara, Zupa W., Anastasopoulou A., Bellodi A., Bitetto I., Charilaou C., Chatzispyrou A., Elleboode R., Esteban A., Follesa M. C., Isajlovic I., Jadaud A., García-Ruiz C., Giannakaki A., Guijarro B., S. E. Kiparissis, Ligas A., Mahé K., Massaro A., Medvesek D., Mytilineou C., Ordines F., Pesci P., Porcu C., Peristeraki P., Thasitis I., Torres P., Spedicato M. T., Tursi A., Sion L. 2019. Explorative analysis on red mullet (Mullus barbatus) ageing data variability in the Mediterranean. In: Mediterranean demersal resources and ecosystems: 25 years of MEDITS trawl surveys. M.T. Spedicato, G. Tserpes, B. Mérigot and E. Massutí (eds). Sci.Mar. DOI : 10.3989/scimar.04999.19A
  • Sbrana M., Zupa W., Ligas A., Capezzuto F., Chatzispyrou A., Follesa M. C., Gancitano V., Guijarro B., Isajlovic I., Jadaud A., Markovic O., Micallef R., Peristeraki P., Piccinetti C., Thasitis I., Carbonara P. 2019. Spatiotemporal abundance pattern of deep-water rose shrimp, Parapenaeuslongirostris, and Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, in European Mediterranean waters.DOI : 10.3989/scimar.04858.27
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